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Postby RHowells on Fri May 02, 2008 2:38 pm

Can I use CNR with LinuxMint, like it says you can with Ubuntu please?
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Re: CNR

Postby Zwopper on Fri May 02, 2008 2:53 pm

RHowells wrote:Can I use CNR with LinuxMint, like it says you can with Ubuntu please?

The client is downloadable for Linux Mint 4.
Check this page for further instructions!
cnr.com wrote:Linux Mint 4.0
Using the Download page:

1. Open a browser (Firefox)
2. Open Download CNR Client page
3. From the console command prompt:~$ sudo apt-get update (updates the index file on the system)
4. Select Download Now for Linux Mint
5. Opening cnr-client dialog box is presented
6. Ensure Open with: GDebi Package Installer (default) is selected
7. Downloads dialog box is presented (ignore)
8. Package Installer: cnr-client dialog box is presented
9. Select Install Package (will download and install additional packages dependencies as required)

Once CNR installs properly...
Open CNR:
From the CNR desktop icon or Programs> System > CNR - Opens browser
or

From an open browser: http://www.cnr.com/

1. Select Install Now for any product that Linux Mint is a Supported Distribution (Product Specifications page)
2. Opening package.cnr dialog box is presented
3. Ensure Open with: CNR (default) is selected Note: recommend selecting: Do this automatically for files like this from now on.
4. Downloads dialog box is presented (ignore)
5. CNR Progress dialog box is presented
6. Software Program is installed

Note: If the program has a desktop file, it will be listed under Applications. CNR log available in /var/log/cnr.log for more information on the results.
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Re: CNR

Postby belovedmonster on Fri May 02, 2008 3:19 pm

Mint 5 is going to support using CNR out of the box.
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Re: CNR

Postby Fred on Fri May 02, 2008 6:12 pm

I don't know what CNR looks like now, haven't been by to look at it lately. It used to have a lot of programs in it that were pretty badly out of date. If it were me I would use CNR to look up the program and try to install it in a terminal with apt before I pulled it off of CNR. There may be a later version in the repos.

sudo apt-get install program-name

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Re: CNR

Postby belovedmonster on Sat May 03, 2008 3:51 am

I dont think CNR users would want to use the terminal though, a better alternative is synaptic.
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Re: CNR

Postby Zwopper on Sat May 03, 2008 3:53 am

Fred wrote:sudo apt-get install program-name

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...or the Linux Mint way
apt install program-name
...for us who don't want to type as much... :wink:
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Re: CNR

Postby RHowells on Sat May 03, 2008 4:48 pm

Thank you for your replies.
As a newcomer to linux I want something that is easy to use - the easier the better, and I have read so much about CNR. Maybe when I'm a bit more experienced I'll try something else. The reason I'm giving Mint Linux a go is that I've just installed Ubuntu on a second machine which is connected (in Windows) to the internet by a Belkin USB Wireless adaptor. Unfortunately, Ubuntu won't connect to the internet, but from what I've read of Linux Mint, it should be a lot easier.

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Re: CNR

Postby timcostarica on Sun May 04, 2008 1:36 am

hi everyone,

I'm a complete newbie to Linux (and therefore obviously to Mint). To get aquanted, i've started out by trying a number of pre-built vmware virtual machines running under windows vista. So far, I think I've settled on Mint for use of use and compatability with vmware (i have no choice but to continue running vista for my host OS for work reasons, but for all of my personal computing, I plan on using the linux box in the VM).

At any rate, I've just set up my Mint VM box. I am running Mint Daryna 4.0 Lite. My question is in regards to updates to Mint and/or Linux. I ran across the service mentioned in this thread, CNR, so I downloaded the client as there is a Mint client available on their site. After installing and launching CNR, CNR has informed me that there are 187!?! updates available for my machine, and asked if I wanted to install the updates now. I said yes, and for the past 90 minutes CNR has been downloading and updating what appears to be a myriad of components.

My question: is this the "proper" or "recommended" way of keeping my Mint and/or Linux up-to-date? I didn't even notice the "MintUpdate" application supplied with Mint until after I already started this CNR update process (which is still running as I type, so I haven't even tried/started the "MintUpdate" application). To me it makes more sense that all of my "updates" would come from Mint rather than this "CNR" service so as to keep the distro somewhat "standardized" but as I said, I am completely green to linux, I've only been playing with it for about 24 hours, so I really have no idea what I'm doing. It also seems a bit strange to me that CNR says there are 187 updates it is downloading and installing for my Mint 4.0 distro which by my understanding is a pretty recent release.

Thanks for any help/advice.

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